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Herbert Harvell Bateman, American congressman. Bar: Virginia 1956.


Bateman, Herbert Harvell was born on August 7, 1928 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States.


Bachelor of Arts, College William and Mary, 1949;Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1956.


Practice law, Newport News, Virginia, 1957-1982;law clerk, United States Court Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit, 1956-1957;member firm, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, 1957-1982;member, Virginia Senate, 1968-1982;chairman consumer credit study commission, Virginia Senate, 1970-1974;chairman milk commission study commission, Virginia Senate, 1973-1975;member, 98th-105th Congresses from 1st Virginia district, Washington, District of Columbia. Member House commission on science and technical, 1982-1984. Member House merchant marine committee, 1982-1994.

Member House armed services committee (name now national security committee), since 1984. Co-chairman Congressional Space Caucus, since 1984. Founder Virginia JointLegis.

Audit and Review Commission, 1973. Ranking Republican Merchant Marine Subcommittee. Member House transportation and infrastructure committee, since 1995.

Chairman subcommittee on military readiness, since 1995.


  • Bar: Virginia 1956.


Member of advisory board Mary Immaculate Hospital Newport News. President Peninsula United Fund, 1966-1967. Chairman Peninsula Arena-Auditorium Authority, 1964-1968.

President Newport News Homeownership Association, 1969-1971. Commissioner Peninsula Ports Authority Virginia, 1969-1974. Board directors Peninsula Economics Development Council, since 1968.

Coordinator Citizens for Review Construction, 1970. Chairman Heart Fund campaign, Newport News, 1971. Served to First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953.

Member Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce (past president), United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (general legal counsel 1962-1963), Hampton Roads Junior Chamber of Commerce (honorary president 1960-1963), Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (chairman legislation committee 1970-1972), Newport News Propeller Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha.


Married Laura Yacobi. Children: Herbert Harvell, Laura Margaret.

Laura Yacobi

Herbert Harvell Bateman

Laura Margaret Bateman